Just days after WhatsApp introduced the much needed Desktop/Web access for the world's leading instant messenger service, we now have WhatsApp Call feature making it's appearance on some selective installations. It seems the WhatsApp Voice Call feature will be invite only for now where a user who already has the feature can initiate a call to a new user activating it on the other users installation. A semi-functional trick to activate the WhatsApp Call feature before everybody else is shared below.
- Download latest WhatsApp version 2.11.508 with voice-calling feature from the official website and install it - http://www.whatsapp.com/android/current/WhatsApp.apk.
- Now open the "Android Terminal" app (available in Google Play store for free), and type in
sucommand followed by
am start -n com.whatsapp/com.whatsapp.HomeActivity.
- WhatsApp will launch with the new user-interface having the call functionality as shown below, however this will not enable the call functionality yet. Further hacks/tricks to activate the same will be shared as soon as discovered.